BlowOffTube (251) - Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Too sweet, bit thatís what I expected from a RuM quad. Pours brown red with not head. Big rum brown sugar fig aroma. Taste is sweet brown sugar sugar brown sugar rum and dark fruits, plum and fig. Medium body light to minimal carbonation which leads to a decent mouth feel. A little oily. Some heat from the rum. Too sweet for me but nice effort.
Ataraxia (235) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost opaque reddish brown, a little murky, and no lacing. Rye, oatmeal raisin cookie dough, rum, and figs. Sticky sweet, molasses, and brown sugar. Full-bodied, mild carbonation, and smooth. Boozy overall.
Reynolds314 (1879) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I am a huge hater of sweet beers generally but for some reason im liking this sugar bomb. Tons of caramel, mollases, toast, and dark fruits. Tastes pretty great but you really cant drink much.
Ernesto987 (3027) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thought this was going to be a sweet diabeetus bomb but not was surprisingly smooth, tons of flavors, very sweet but not cloying
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear dark amber pour with an off white head. Rum and dark fruit aromas. Sweet with huge rum, brown sugar, and fruit esters. Above average body and mouthfeel.
Str8H8 (1) - Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2013 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Big time mess. I heard this beer was supposed to be dumped but the brewer insisted that the barrel would fix the problems. To sweet no belgian yeast esters, no clear defined flavor. Aroma is muddled, flavor is of burnt molasses and rotting wood. At least I got a buzz before I puked.
alex4r (58) - - NOV 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown pour! Almost purple-red highlights. Not much head. The rum barrel does not hide here, also very sweet noise with a typical Belgian bananna qnd clove presence. Very sweet on the tongue but you cannot tell this beer is 15 percent abv. Get some fruit, caramel but not much wood. I was not expecting this beer to be any good but I like it a lot. Great to share due to the high abv.
BBB63 (5603) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle via Eric and served in my St Bernardus chalice: Pours a very deep brown hue with a ruby and purple highlight, fast fading head and many oily tears. Wow the 1st impression of this brew is hot, boozy rum with lots of dark fruits, dark sugars, and unique spices. Earthy and Belgian like for sure but has that CCB twist of tobacco and wood too. The taste is borderline cloying sweet, heavy syrupy sugars and concentrated dry fruits dominate the palate which even the alcohol can not keep clean. My biggest grip is that the spices seem to clash with the rum barrel and creates a off-putting aftertaste. Additionally as this warms to room temp a medicinal quality appears and really makes me want to dump the remainder of the bottle. The mouth feel is expectedly warm, sticky and soft. This is what happens when you take a style that already is big and bold then add the rum to it... just overbearing and not at all enjoyable.
TheHOFF43 (1429) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle by myself. High boost. Pours dark brown with tan head that was gone before I could get a sip. Aroma is sweet, caramel and toffee. Boozy, woody and awesome. I really liked this.
StayWhatUR (4) - - OCT 27, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Since this was the first bottle from the El Catador series I had a bit of higher hopes. Great beer, but something was missing.